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We are committed to being representative of our society, women who use our services, and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

In line with this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from women who are minoritised on the basis of their race or ethnicity, sexuality, or disabled status. We also welcome applications from women who have personal experience of sexual violence.

Applications will be accepted from female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 


Based in Croydon, the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) is a specialist sexual violence centre providing an exceptional standard of therapeutic support for women and girls who have experienced rape and/or childhood sexual abuse.

We are the Rape Crisis Centre for South London and are a multi-cultural workforce that serves women from all backgrounds, religions and circumstances, providing services to survivors of sexual violence for over 35 years.

RASASC comprises four broad departments: Counselling, Helpline, Advocacy, and Training. Our work involves delivering the National Rape Crisis Helpline for female survivors of sexual violence aged 14 and over, their families & friends; Providing Counselling, Group Therapy, Self Esteem Workshops, Prevention workshops with young people; Offering training/Talks/Information & Guidance about the effects and treatment of survivors for other professionals; Advocacy support & information for survivors going through the Criminal Justice System, Outreach to Women Involved in Prostitution, and IDVA Services.

Following a retirement, we are now seeking our new CEO to lead our organisation at this critical time, and during a period of significant change and cultural transformation. Accountable to the Board of Trustees this role is primarily responsible for the strategic management, leadership, governance and development of RASASC, and key to this is:

  • Leading and managing the RASASC transformation strategy to clearly define and position internal procedures, behaviours and ways of working.
  • Providing effective leadership and management of the team and organisation to maximise its effectiveness whilst maintaining strong, effective working relationships both internally & externally to grow RASASC’s influence and reach for the benefit of survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
  • Finding and developing opportunities for growth and strategic leadership, to ensure RASASC has the resources required to carry out the charity’s objectives.
  • Promoting and embedding the vision, values and feminist ethos of RASASC throughout the whole organisation and building partnerships with external agencies.
  • Working with the Chair and Board to ensure a clear vision for the future of the organisation and ensuring that this is clearly communicated internally and externally.
  • Being responsible to the Board for the design, implementation, and delivery of the organisation’s five-year strategic plan.
  • Leading, managing and motivating staff and volunteers to deliver the Charity’s services ensuring a culture conducive to team working, continuous improvement and learning.
  • Promoting the objectives of the charity externally and influencing key stakeholders to meet the needs and rights of survivors of rape & sexual abuse, including contributing to relevant policy and campaign developments.

Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven track record as CEO or in CEO-type role; ideally gained in the voluntary sector
  • Experience of developing teams within a strong values framework
  • Experience of leading significant organisational & cultural change
  • Experience of successful fundraising and sound understanding of fundraising opportunities
  • Experience of promoting an organisation externally, affecting change and securing growth
  • Proven track record in relationship-building with stakeholders, services, survivors and funders
  • Commitment to feminist & anti-racist principles
  • Working knowledge of violence against women and girls
  • Strong knowledge of charity governance, financial and human resources management
  • Demonstrable knowledge, understanding and commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Good knowledge of operational requirements for GDPR compliance

Desirable Knowledge & Experience

  • Leadership experience gained in the Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) sector
  • Evidence of influencing local and/or national policy development and change through working with government and other key stakeholders
  • Experience of positive working relationships with trade unions
  • Experience as a data controller for GDPR compliance
  • Knowledge & understanding of governmental and statutory bodies, their policies and procedures relating to violence against women and girls.


Relevant degree, professional qualifications or proven equivalent experience

Terms & Conditions

  • This is a full-time role; however we offer a flexible approach to working hours and location; and are open to discussing candidates’ preferences during interview
  • Salary £60-65K
  • Annual leave is 23 days a year plus 8 bank holidays plus 8 additional days over Christmas and New Year when the office closes
  • NEST pension scheme; 3% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
  • There will be a 6-month probation period for this role

Please apply to us by submitting you CV and a covering letter clearly explaining how your skills and experiences make you a strong candidate for the role to: jill@jillburgesshr.com  

Closing date for applications is: Friday, 19th March.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed woman to join our friendly team of voluntary trustees to provide financial oversight, working alongside our bookkeeper, and excellent governance, strategic leadership and act as ambassadors for the organisation. 

RASASC is a registered and independent charity, dedicated to providing specialist support services to female survivors of sexual violence aged 4 years and over. We are a very busy, women only service, based in Croydon, with around 70 staff, self-employed workers and volunteers.

The post of Trustee is a voluntary one yet reasonable expenses are reimbursed.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects the diversity of women we support and our communities.

  • An understanding of charity finance would be useful but is not essential
  • A finance or accounting qualification and up to date knowledge of financial reporting requirements for charities
  • Good knowledge of financial systems
  • A commitment to the aims and principles of the Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

If you are interested in the role, please email admin@rasasc.org.uk for an application pack or call 0208 683 3311 for an initial discussion and further information.

Closing date for applications is:  5th March 2021


We are often looking for passionate and dedicated women to volunteer on the National Rape Crisis Helpline.

If you feel you have an open mind and can listen, are empathic and pragmatic, care about supporting women who have survived sexual violence and have the time and enthusiasm to make a commitment to volunteering with us for at least one year, please get in touch.

We will provide you with free accredited training from the London Open College Network.  The training and helpline provision all take place in our anonymous building in the centre of Croydon, South London.

For further information email helpline.coordinator@rasasc.org.uk


We are often looking for experienced counsellors & qualified clinical supervisors to join our well established team working with women who have survived sexual violence. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in counselling Supervision with, or working towards accreditation
  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week.

Accredited Sexual Violence training, developed by Rape Crisis is provided. CPD is given four times a year (funding permitting).  Bi-lingual counsellors are most welcome.   If you enjoy working in a committed team of women please call or email us for further information.

counsellingmanager@rasasc.org.uk or 0208 683 3311


We have a range of volunteer opportunities from assisting with campaigning, to general office administration. To enquire please contact info@rasasc.org.uk, stating your skills and experience, the amount of hours per week you are able to volunteer and the area you wish to volunteer in.

Due to the high volume of emails and requests we recieve, we are not always to reply to everyone. Thank you to anyone who does want to volunteer their time with us and we will get in touch if we have an opportunity for you.

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